Dick Martin
Television personality
Dick Martin
Thomas Richard "Dick" Martin was an American comedian and director, best known for his role as the cohost of the sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968 to 1973.
Biography
Dick Martin's personal information overview.
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What happened to the $6 million Marcellus monitoring report?
The Business Journals - about 3 years
The Rendell Administration called it one of the most aggressive monitoring initiatives in the entire country, so why won't the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources release the results of its $6 million investigation into gas drilling in public forests? That was the question posed by Newsworks in a recent story. Here's more: "The Marcellus monitoring report, it's way long overdue," says Dick Martin of the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition. "We need that data as a baseline in order to find…
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Peggy Elliott: Why I Don't Like Men With Facial Hair
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Marlo Thomas became the first young, single woman in television in 1966. At the same time, I became one of the first young single women writing for television and "That Girl." My debut was not the news that Marlo's was, but someone at her network, ABC, took notice, since I was asked to appear with Marlo on a new series called "The Dating Game." Years later, it was revived in a much sexier version, but there was no sex on television in 1966. Recently, I talked to Saul Turteltaub, who co-produced "That Girl" in its later years, and he couldn't remember Anne Marie and her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, even exchanging a goodnight kiss in five years. Marlo and her "date" were given a fabulous night on the town, but the guy I selected and I were told we could ride on a float at the Burro Festival in Bakersfield. Was that because I was supposed to be funny? We both opted for a toaster oven instead and never saw each other again. Some people suggested that entering the male profess ...
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Dick Martin: Farm days, hunt opportunities on the local calendar
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - over 4 years
The Crawford Park District will host an Unger Farm Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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Dick Martin: Walleye options abound
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - over 4 years
Recently a reader e-mailed me asking "Where and how can I catch some Lake Erie walleye?"
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From Howard Beale to Aaron Sorkin
The New Republic - over 4 years
We think we know what an “anchor” is—that quaint tri-form hunk of heavy metal that vessels throw overboard when they want to stop. That action and the word promise stability and security. So “anchor” has passed into the collected metaphors of our survival: A sentence is anchored to its main verb; a country is kept steady by its constitution; Citizen Kane holds the cause of film history in place. Your family is what keeps you where you should be in the rising swell and cross-currents of life. Aaron Sorkin is a mainstay of old-fashioned adult optimism. Et cetera—a simple phrase that anchors us to the hope that we are trying to stay aware of everything. But “anchor” has sub-texts, too, like our being all at sea, as in “lost.” “Anchor” has a more everyday usage, of course. Most of us lack yachts, but we have television sets. From its earliest days, television perceived a vague but demanding duty: If it was a mass medium, then its task was to hold us together. Long before the remote contr ...
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Dick Martin: Fly-fishing extravaganza slated in Bellville
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - almost 5 years
The Mohican Flyfishers will host their 10th annual Buckeye Bamboo Bash on May 12 at the American Legion pavilion on the banks of the Clear Fork River in downtown Bellville.
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Outdoors: Lake Erie watersnake off endangered list - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
The company says it provides a 15 x 15 mosquito-free zone and is used by the Department of Defense and the United States Army. It retails for $31.99 and can be purchased at mosquito repellent.com or via phone at 866-753-3837. Dick Martin is a retired
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MARGARET MARTIN - Fort Dodge Messenger
Google News - over 5 years
Survivors include her four children: Dick Martin and wife Becky of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Janet Martin and husband Robert Ballou of Monticello, Iowa, Randy Martin of Kure Beach, North Carolina and Jill Stevenson and husband Dan of Des Moines,
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Catherine Korogi Martin - Intermountain Catholic
Google News - over 5 years
She married Charles W. Korogi, later divorced, she then married Richard F. "Dick" Martin, her loving husband of 25 years. Martin was an active member of The Cathedral of the Madeline Catholic Parish. She served as a volunteer at the soup kitchen,
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Dick Martin: Wolf on the prowl in Ohio? - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Google News - over 5 years
Dick Martin: Wolf on the prowl in Ohio? A gray wolf rests in tall grass in Wyoming. There are reports that a wolf has taken up residence in northeast Ohio, although some say it could be a wolf hybrid or an escaped pet. / AP Police are cautioning that a
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Shakespeare's "The Comedy Of Errors" gets all the laughs in - Nooga.com
Google News - over 5 years
The show was hosted by Dick Martin and Dan Rowan and helped launch the comedy careers of Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi, Flip Wilson, Lily Tomlin, Richard Dawson and Jo Ann Worley, to name a few. The show's format, characterized by rapid-fire lines,
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Dick Martin's Outdoor Notes: Charter fishing trip pays in perch - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Google News - over 5 years
Yes indeed, according to a trip I made just last week. I was invited to enjoy a maiden trip on the Clevelander II, a headboat that bases in the marina at Sawmill Creek Resort & Golf Course just west of Huron, and was glad I went
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Ormie King's Legends of Auburn: A Rec League Regular - Syracuse.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Courtesy of Dick Martin and Patti PetrosinoDick “Slater”Martin grew up in Ithaca and spent most of his adult life in Auburn. He played softball and basketball in Auburn recreational leagues. Years later,they moved to Auburn to be closer to his
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Critique Of Nixon's TV Image Up For Auction - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
by AP AP FILE - This Oct. 1968 file photo shows Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon with comedians Dan Rowan, left, and Dick Martin, hosts of "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," during a rally in Burbank, Calif. Nixon, running for president that
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Elusive snappers worth the effort - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Others like to make turtle soup by dropping pieces into a pot of simmering potatoes, onions, carrots and celery, and adding whatever seasonings they favor. Dick Martin is a retired teacher who has written about the great outdoors in north central Ohio
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RICK SMITH: Is it our fate never to know? - San Angelo Standard Times
Google News - over 5 years
"The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate" was a joke, a "prize" Dick Martin and Dan Rowan, the show's hosts, "awarded" to celebrities and government officials who messed up. During the show's heyday, mention San Angelo had received the award not once but
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Duck population up from last year - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
In 2010, state watercraft offices contacted 3310 boaters and made 11 arrests for boating while intoxicated. Dick Martin is a retired teacher who has been writing about the great outdoors in north central Ohio for more than 20 years
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Jobs promised as Kembrey Wiring is taken over - Swindon Business News
Google News - over 5 years
Dick Martin of Kembrey, said: “We welcome this new development. AADS brings with it a wealth of experience and expertise which will be invaluable to us, along with a great number of contacts within the industry which will help us to maintain and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dick Martin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 86
    Martin died on May 24, 2008, of breathing complications in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details He had lost the use of a lung as a teenager and suffered respiratory problems late in life.
  • 1996
    Age 74
    In 1996, Martin guest starred as sociology professor Dr. Ben Littmeyer on 3rd Rock from the Sun.
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  • 1992
    Age 70
    In 1992, he played a small role in the Canadian film North of Pittsburgh, which was directed by his son Richard.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1978
    Age 56
    After Rowan retired from show business, Martin was a frequent panelist on game shows such as Match Game and Password Plus and also hosted two game shows: a parody game show called The Cheap Show in 1978, and Mindreaders in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Martin also established himself as an efficient comedy director. Starting on The Bob Newhart Show, he directed for over a dozen series. Martin later became the chief director of the 1980s sitcom Newhart. In a 1998 episode of the hit 90s sitcom The Nanny, Martin guest-starred as a homeless man Fran Fine meets in a park who turns out to be Preston Collier, one of the wealthiest men in New York.
  • 1974
    Age 52
    They divorced in June 1974, but remarried in 1978 and remained married until his death.
    More Details Hide Details Martin was formerly married to Peggy Connelly. He had two sons, Richard Martin and Cary Martin.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 49
    Martin married Playboy Playmate and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls star Dolly Read on August 22, 1971.
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  • 1966
    Age 44
    Martin co-starred in the 1966 movie The Glass Bottom Boat with Rod Taylor and Doris Day.
    More Details Hide Details The exposure led to an opportunity for Rowan and Martin to team up with producers Ed Friendly and George Schlatter and create Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–1973) on NBC. The comedy show was an immediate hit, becoming the #1 American television program within two months of its debut. It was the top-rated show in each of its first two seasons. Laugh-In had a kaleidoscopic format, with what was then a uniquely fast-paced stream-of-consciousness style of blackout gags, double entendre, topical satire and catchphrases, much of it delivered by a cast of then-unknowns such as Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, and Arte Johnson. At the center of the maelstrom stood the veterans Rowan and Martin, who bemusedly made no effort to slow down the program. Martin later said, "We designed it so that we are two relatively normal guys wandering through a sea of madness", and described his comic persona as "a kind of inept lech", who could be laughed at as well as laughed with. In real life, Martin spent the 1960s enjoying his high-flying sybaritic lifestyle of women and parties. His partner Rowan was a quiet family man.
    He and Rowan returned to the nightclub circuit until 1966, when they were tapped to host the summer replacement series for the Dean Martin Show.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 40
    In 1962 Martin worked solo, playing next-door neighbor to Lucille Ball during the first season of her comeback sitcom The Lucy Show.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 30
    Martin graduated from Michigan State University. Early in his career, Martin was a staff writer for Duffy's Tavern, a radio situation comedy. Martin and Dan Rowan formed the comedy team Rowan and Martin in 1952, and played in nightclubs across the United States and overseas.
    More Details Hide Details They were a quick and easy match; their first comedy routine, in which Martin played a drunk heckling a Shakespearean performer, was a mainstay of their live act for years. The duo could frequently be seen as host-performers on NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour, alternating with Dean Martin and Lewis (Jerry) and other more established names. In 1958 they starred in a feature film, Hal Kanter's comedy Western Once Upon a Horse, which failed to catch on with moviegoers. In 1960, their contract with NBC was cancelled four years early by mutual consent.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 0
    Born on January 30, 1922.
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